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Board Meeting Summary

In a continuing effort toward creating a collaborative culture, please find a summary of the Scott County Board of Education meeting on January 29, 2015. This is being forwarded to all employees and parents/community via e-communications. This is merely a summary and not to be perceived as official board minutes.

The January 29, 2015 meeting of the Scott County Board of Education was convened at 6:30pm at Georgetown Middle School.  Special guests include Senator Damon Thayer and Representative Tom McKee who represent Scott County as state legislators.

Chief Financial Officer Randy Cutright presented the 2015-2016 draft budget which the board must review prior to January 31st.  Cutright’s presentation included projections and trends for expenditures and revenue as well as projected enrollment.  On average, Scott County schools experience a 2-3% increase in enrollment each year.  The discussion also included scenarios specific to the addition of full day kindergarten in August 2015 and the building of a new high school.  Phase I of the new high school facility will open for 700 students in August 2017.  This budget presentation is the first in the chronology of budget development which will continue through September 30, 2015 when the Board will take action on the working budget for Scott County Schools for 2015-2016.  In other business, board members approved Kentucky Bank and United Bank as depositories of the board for the accounts specified.

Board members heard a presentation of the Annual Assessment and Evaluation of School Nutrition and Physical Activity.  A public forum was held for community discussion prior to the board meeting.  The presentation included an overview of the lunch and breakfast programs and menu criteria for Scott County Schools.  Based on reports of October 2014, there are 4892 average daily participants in the school lunch program while an average of 1935 students eat breakfast at school each day.  School menus are planned in accordance with the Recommended Average Daily Allowance (RDA) as specified by the National Academy of Sciences.  A district Coordinated Wellness Committee comprised of nutrition specialists, health and physical education teachers, family resource representatives, and school administrators will revise the district wellness policy and provide a mechanism to effectively evaluate physical activity in schools.

The next meeting of the Scott County Board of Education will be a work session held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:30pm at Georgetown Middle School.

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